Quiz lover Ea­monn (47) was an unas­sum­ing gen­tle­man

Wexford People - - NEWS OBITUARIES -

THE COM­MU­NITY of Ross­lare Har­bour and be­yond were shocked by the re­cent, sud­den pass­ing of Ea­monn But­ler of Pairc Naomh Padraig, Ross­lare Har­bour, at the age of just 47.

Ea­monn, the son of Eileen and Noel But­ler was one of seven chil­dren. He grew up in the Rail­way Houses in Ross­lare Har­bour be­fore mov­ing up to St Bren­dan’s Es­tate. He was ed­u­cated in Kil­rane Na­tional School and Wex­ford Vo­ca­tional Col­lege.

Af­ter school, he was em­ployed by Sealink (Stena Line) and worked on a num­ber of ves­sels over the course of about 15 years.

Fol­low­ing that, he worked in the ESSO sta­tion in Ross­lare Har­bour.

Most re­cently, he held a part­time job as a night porter in Ho­tel Ross­lare, where he was af­fec­tion­ately nick-named ‘The Cap­tain’, on ac­count of his metic­u­lously or­dered way of car­ry­ing out var­i­ous tasks.

Ea­monn had a keen in­ter­est in sport all of his life. In his school days, he played GAA with St Mary’s GAA Club and soc­cer with Ross­lare Rangers, as well join­ing the Sea Scouts.

He was a staunch Liver­pool fan and also fol­lowed the Ir­ish soc­cer team, trav­el­ling, on one oc­ca­sion, to Moscow, for a qualifier match. In more re­cent times, he en­joyed play­ing darts.

He had a very ac­tive mind and was a fan of quizzes and cross­words. He en­joyed 3D jig­saws and build­ing model ships and air­planes. He was a gifted artist and of­ten de­lighted his friends and work col­leagues with car­i­ca­tures of them.

Ea­monn was a great sup­porter of the lo­cal RNLI and al­ways gave gen­er­ously when col­lec­tions were held for them. He was also very ded­i­cated to his nieces and neph­ews.

Ea­monn was a quiet, easy-go­ing, and unas­sum­ing man, with a wide cir­cle of friends and an even wider cir­cle of ac­quain­tances, met over the years of work­ing on the fer­ries and in the lo­cal ho­tel.

His funeral Mass was at­tended by col­leagues from Fish­guard port as well as re­tired staff mem­bers he had worked with over the years.

Ea­monn is sur­vived by his par­ents Noel and Eileen; his sib­lings Noel, Der­mot, He­len, Alice, Clare and Sandra; his un­cles, aunts (in-law), neph­ews, nieces, rel­a­tives and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-ainm dhilis.

The late Ea­monn But­ler

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